A weekly Rector's Notes article, January 28, 2019 A concern for environmental justice needs to be a principle concern of Christians. This concern extends beyond a simple understanding that we are tasked with being the stewards of this creation but also that, as Christians, we are tasked with seeking an ethical approach to understanding not just how we interact with and steward … Continue reading christian ethics and environmentalism
A sermon for the Feast Day of St. Stephen, transferred to coincide with the 2019 Annual Meeting, Acts 6:8-7:2a, 51c-60 First, a confession: The Feast of St. Stephen is not what one would traditionally call a “moveable” feast, but it also has the misfortune of being on one of the two or three days that people are least likely to want to go to church if there isn’t already a long-established tradition, December 26. … Continue reading St. Stephen
A Sermon for the first Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord We are united to Christ in baptism. The story of Christ’s baptism is a story of connection, of access, of identity, and it enables us to reproduce the act so that we too may be connected to Christ, to God. Baptism is our rite of initiation, a welcoming … Continue reading renew
A sermon for the First Sunday of Advent, Luke 21:25-36 History often has a way of repeating itself. This simple fact is part of the reason for the smashing success of the Broadway musical, Hamilton. A story about a founding father in Alexander Hamilton that had not been well known, and yet, a story that … Continue reading rise up
On Sunday we will celebrate the beginning of a new Church year, moving from Year B in our lectionary cycle (our assigned Sunday readings) to Year C (the third of the three year cycle), and beginning again with the season of preparation and waiting, the season of Advent. With the coming of this new year, … Continue reading Happy New (Church) Year!